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Do I have to enter my social security # on my job application?

Im applying for a retail job and is it safe to put ssn on my job application in order to get the job, if so why or why not?

Asked By: benedict9312 - 10/11/2007
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As a trained professional in helping people obtain jobs including the completion of a job application, you do NOT have to provide any personal data (SSN) until after receiving, and accepting, an offer of employment. In fact, the government recommends that you do not supply it until that time. An employer has no... More
Answered By: denverlady55 - 10/15/2007
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Only if you wish to be paid. How else will you pay taxes, and collect ss benefits when you retire.
Answered By: Mr. Q - 10/11/2007
 
if they ask it yes they ask for your social security # to check you back wrong ....................
Answered By: Erica - 10/11/2007
 
If you get the job you will have to provide your social security number to the employer. However, there is no need for the employer to know your social security number before you get the job. Putting it on your application is risky because you don't know who will have access to the information.
Answered By: Serge M - 10/11/2007
 
You MUST enter it. That's how they track taxes and the amount you pay into SOCIAL SECURITY. It's the whole point of your social security number. If you don't give it, they may be suspicious that you can't legally work in this country.
Answered By: zero12345678nine - 10/11/2007
 
I know with every job I've applied for I had to put my social security number down. In order to be paid you have to show your social security number on the application.
Answered By: flossie - 10/11/2007
 
only if you want the job... you cannot be hired if you do not give them your social security number.. as they would have no way to report your income to the government. If in fact you do not have a social security number, then you would need to apply for one.
Answered By: Silvatungfox - 10/11/2007
 
yes. they have to have that information in order to report your wages for social security and income tax.
Answered By: Stacie - 10/11/2007
 
YES, so they can check to make sure your legally and old enough to work. If you don't feel comfortable putting it on the application as them if you can give it to the later after you get the job.
Answered By: bubbles - 10/11/2007
 
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